Defending champions Japan beat India BWF Ober Cup. Thursday at the Ceres Arena in Aarhus, Denmark. There was no match for the young Indian women’s badminton team holders and they lost 0-3 in their quarter finals.
Like competing without the stars above. PV Sindhu And due to Saina Nahwal’s forced removal from injury, Indian Eve was killed by her Japanese opponents.
In the first match of the tie, مالویکا بنسود۔ World No. 5 lost to Akane Yamaguchi 12-21, 17-21. South Pau Malvika played well in the pitch but could not threaten Kim Yamaguchi.
The 20-year-old Malvika was completely overtaken by former world number one Yamaguchi in the first game. However, Malvika did well in the next game but did not have the firepower to challenge the 24-year-old Japanese who won in 34 minutes. It was a good learning experience for the world’s No. 104 Moulika against the world’s fifth-ranked Japanese star.
The pair of Tanisha Crusto and Rotaparun Panda again suffered their only loss in the tournament, losing 8-21, 10-21 to Yuki Fukushima and Mayo Matsumoto. Former top-ranked doubles players Fukushima and Matsumoto completed the victory in 41 minutes.
With a 0-2 loss in the tie, the onus was on Aditi Bhatt to help keep India alive with the win. However, 18-year-old Aditi Bhatt lost the third match 16-21, 7-21 to world number 15 Siyaka Takahashi in just 29 minutes.
Teresa Julie and Gayatri Gopi Chand Palla (Women’s Doubles Rank 2) and Tasneem Mir (Women’s Singles Rank 3) were to play later but could not get a chance due to the 3-0 result.
It was an encouraging performance for a young Indian team, especially after Saina Nahwal was injured in the first group match against Spain. The London Olympics bronze medalist no longer competes in the Ober Cup. In the last edition of the Ober Cup, India failed to reach the quarterfinals in 2018.
India will take on Denmark on Friday in the Thomas Cup Quarters.
The Indian men’s team finished second in Group C of the Thomas Cup after losing 1-4 to China in their final group tie on Thursday. India will take on hosts Denmark in the quarter-finals on Friday evening.
Ober Cup Results (Quarter Final)
India lost to Japan 0-3.
Women’s Singles 1
Malvika Bensud lost to Akane Yamaguchi 12-21, 17-21 (34 minutes)
Women’s Doubles 1
Tanisha Krasto-Rotapern Panda lost to Yuki Fukushima-Mayo Matsumoto 8-21, 10-21 (41 minutes).
Women’s Singles 2
Aditi Bhatt lost to Siyaka Takahashi 16-21, 7-21 (29 minutes).